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Culver parent angry over injury to son at school

September 22, 2010

A parent of a Culver High School student filed a police report Sept. 13 after her son was allegedly injured by another student at the school.
In a telephone interview, Anita Lewis said that her 16-year-old son received a head injury after another student repeatedly banged his head into a brick wall.
Lewis said she took her son to a local hospital when he returned home on the bus at approximately 3:45 p.m. She contends that the injury took place at about 1:30-1:45 p.m.
Lewis said the school did place a call to her son’s grandmother, but did not reveal why they were trying to reach a parent.
According to Lewis, she first heard the details of the incident from her son, although she said she tried several times to reach the principal at Culver High School and was told the principal was out of the building and the assistant principal was in a meeting.
Lewis said she was instructed by the attending medical staff at the hospital to keep her son home the following two days and to have him seen by their family physician. She said the follow up with the family doctor was Sept. 16 when she was then told to keep him home until Sept. 20.
Since school was not in session Sept. 20, the student did not return to classes until Sept. 21.
Lewis said she is concerned about the bullying that has happened at the school to her son and others, and questions the procedure of notification that is in place.
Assistant Culver Police Chief Chad Becker said the report was made as “battery resulting in bodily injury.”
Becker said when the report is completed, it will be forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, which is standard procedure, and then could be forwarded to the probation department.
Culver Community Schools Superintendent Brad Schuldt declined to comment on the matter.

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